Elias - DJ - Laval, QC, Canada

Karim Elias

Laval, QC, Canada

Services

DJ

Summary:

Dear Madame/Sir,

My name is Karim Elias, I am writing you this email to tell you more about me.
I am the owner/manager/event planner/VJ of Hysteria Resto-Lounge in Laval, Quebec, Canada. It is the first of its kind in Laval where live VJ performances are executed 5 days a week.
As owner/manager, I handle the day-to-day operation of Hysteria Resto-Lounge. I am in charge of staff management, office tasks, customer service, and marketing.
I am seeking new challenges in an establishment in need of someone with exceptional planning, leadership, and management abilities. I know that my proven leadership skills, strong commitment to high ethical and professional standards, and flexibility would allow me to make a significant contribution to any team.
In Hysteria, I was able in a short period to build a strong and big base of regular satisfied customers using marketing techniques such as social media, audio-visual media, and print material. Therefore, I am confident that I will be able to benefit your organization using all of my experience in management.

As a VJ, I invite you to watch the attached links of samples of my work. I can do these live on stage for up to three to four hours nonstop. I have a huge library consisting of more than 900 music HD video clips. In addition, I can download from YouTube any new video clip within 5 minutes upon request. I can also play a full night of house, Hip Hop, R&B, Raggaeton, and Dance Hall music in addition to Arabic.
The video clip mixes in the links are Arabic/Englis ones, but I can also do only in English.
You can also find more of my work/videos on Saharatproductions (one word) channel on YouTube.
P.S. My work is not computerized, synchronized, or recorded. It is live work and live mixing.
I would welcome the chance to discuss my qualifications with you in greater details.

Best Regards,
Karim Elias

Work History

Manager/Event Planner

Hysteria Resto-Lounge

From May 2012

Key aspects of current role:

As the manager, I handle the day-to-day operation of Hysteria Resto-Lounge. I am in charge of staff management, bookkeeping and other office tasks, customer service, and marketing.
I work closely with governmental boards and ministries such as Liquor Control Board of Quebec, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Immigration (while hiring International staff), and Ministry of Food, Fishery, and Agriculture of Quebec and abide by their laws and regulations.
From the staff management aspect, I interview, hire and train workers, and create staff schedules. I am responsible for handling minor disputes between staff members and concerns that workers might have using conflict resolution and management skills.
I work closely with the head chef in planning and analysing cost effectiveness of the menu. Kitchen and bar inventory management, supply ordering, and paperwork management are all tasks I perform as the manager.
A main part of my role in Hysteria is providing great customer service and experience to ensure a safe and enjoyable time to all customers. I dedicate my time in hearing my customers' suggestions, comments, and complaints, and work on solving them within a timely manner.
I was able in a short period to build a strong and big base of regular satisfied customers in Hysteria using marketing techniques such as social media, audio-visual media, and print material. Marketing is a key part of my job so I work closely with several promoters to attract new customers to my establishment. Over the year, I planned and continue to plan various events and promotions such as Summer 2013 welcome BBQ night, New Year's Eve 2013 party, DJ Mania event, Latino festival, etc. With my team, I plan, prepare, and execute these events in a professional and cost-effective manner.

Event Planner

Saharat Productions

Key aspects of role:

I organize the whole event from scratch; meeting with the client to plan the event; fixing the budget with the client; implement the budge and make sure the costs do not overshoot it; delegate duties to the staff according to their capabilities; coordinate with other individuals involved in the event such as the florists, musicians, caterers, etc; checking the inventory before the event; meet up with the marketing team and plan the marketing plan including radio station, radio advertisements, posters and flyers; execute the marketing plan and ensure that the flyers are printed correctly and distributed efficiently in the designated places and the posters and advertisements are up in the right time; make payments to the venues and individuals involved before the event and make arrangements for them to be at the event on time; secure all the essential permits required for the event.

Manger

Esso

Key aspects of role:

I managed and staffed a 50,000 sq. ft. gas station with a 3400 sq. ft. grocery store, eight double gas, and diesel pumps and a car wash. I directed the overall operation of the business from supervising staff, analyzing data, planning operations and making crucial business decisions. I was responsible for day-to-day tasks like purchasing, hiring, training, creating work schedules, and quality control. Sales and marketing new products were one of my main responsibilities together with coaching and mentoring the sales team, implementing sales plans to increase the number of new customers, providing quality service to maintain and ameliorate our station's customer satisfaction rates, and being responsible for the health and safety risk management of the site, staff, and customers.

Entertainment Manager and Sound Engineer

Lordia Restaurant

Key aspects of role:
As the entertainment manager, I used to plan special events and shows where I contacted singers, bands, and groups from different countries and arranged their performance contracts, accommodations, and rehearsal schedules.
As the sound engineer, I used to set up and maintain electrical equipment relating to sound and sound quality for rehearsals and live shows.

Disc Jockey/Entertainment Program Manager

Saharat Resto-Nightclub

Key aspects of role:

As the entertainment manager, I used to plan special events and shows in Saharat where I contacted singers, bands, and groups from different countries and arranged their performance contracts, accommodations, and rehearsal schedules.
As a DJ, I mixed the music and created samples and mash-ups live. By mixing two songs, I ensured that both songs transition flawlessly into each other; Doing this requires adjusting the speed of the songs to make sure that the beats line up properly (beatmatching) and making sure that the key's of the two songs are complimentary and do not clash. I used Serato ITCH and Scratch live computer programs in my mixings.

Audio/Sound Engineer

Emirates Call

Key aspects of role:

As an audio engineer, I recorded, manipulated, and edited recordings used in telephone and cell phone voting programs and games and radio advertisements. I used several sound/audio mixing programs such as Cool Edit Pro and Fruity Loops.

Sound Engineer

Naher Al Founoun Restaurant

Key aspects of role:

As the sound engineer in this restaurant, I daily established audio tests and made the adjustment of recording sessions and artists' performances and the bands during rehearsals and those occurring live.

DJ and Event Planner

Disco Samir

Key aspects of role:

I used to DJ special events such as weddings, birthday parties, and graduation parties. At disco Samir, we used to provide light and sound
systems to any event and I used to connect, check, and tune the systems to provide any event with professional and exceptional service.
I used to help the customers in planning their events from music program,
lighting, and entertainment shows.

Qualifications & Certifications

Electricity Studies

Trade and Fine Arts School of Dekwaneh

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